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The Resource Modern print artefacts : textual materiality and literary value in British print culture, 1890-1930s, Patrick Collier

Modern print artefacts : textual materiality and literary value in British print culture, 1890-1930s, Patrick Collier

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Modern print artefacts : textual materiality and literary value in British print culture, 1890-1930s
Title
Modern print artefacts
Title remainder
textual materiality and literary value in British print culture, 1890-1930s
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Collier
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Demonstrates the ways in which print artefacts asserted and contested literary value in the modernist period. This study focuses on the close connections between literary value and the materiality of popular print artefacts in Britain from 1890-1930. The book demonstrates that the materiality of print objects - paper quality, typography, spatial layout, use of illustrations, etc. - became uniquely visible and significant in these years, as a result of a widely perceived crisis in literary valuation. In a set of case studies, it analyses the relations between literary value, meaning, and textual materiality in print artefacts such as newspapers, magazines, and book genres - artefacts that gave form to both literary works and the journalistic content (critical essays, book reviews, celebrity profiles, and advertising) through which conflicting conceptions of literature took shape. In the process, it corrects two available misperceptions about reading in the period: that books were the default mode of reading, and that experimental modernism was the sole literary aesthetic that could usefully represent modern life. Key Features<ul><li>Gives readers access to a sphere of literary production and reception that is virtually unexamined by existing scholarship</li><li>Provides a fresh view of literary production and the print marketplace by refusing to foreground literary modernism as a critical lens. Instead, it focuses on more widely read and accessible print artefacts, including the Illustrated London News in the 1890s; the London Mercury; John O'London's Weekly; and the poetry anthology as a book genre</li><li>The book constitutes a simultaneously historical and theoretical inquiry into the workings of literary value</li></ul>
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YDX
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Collier, Patrick
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh critical studies in modernist culture
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  • English literature
  • Books
  • Books and reading
  • Printing
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Books
  • Books and reading
  • English literature
  • Printing
  • Great Britain
  • Literaturkritik
  • Buchdruck
  • Literaturproduktion
  • Großbritannien
  • English literature
  • Publishing
  • Books and reading
  • English periodicals
Label
Modern print artefacts : textual materiality and literary value in British print culture, 1890-1930s, Patrick Collier
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Modern print artefacts -- Mapping literary value: imperial/modernist forms in the Illustrated London News -- 'Quite ordinary men and women': John O'London's Weekly and the meaning of authorship -- Reactionary materialism: book collecting, connoisseurship and the reading life in J.C. Squire's London Mercury -- Harold Monro, poetry anthologies and the rhetoric of textual materiality -- Postscript: Against 'modernist studies' -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn981642875
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474413480
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1f5h91v
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)981642875
Label
Modern print artefacts : textual materiality and literary value in British print culture, 1890-1930s, Patrick Collier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Modern print artefacts -- Mapping literary value: imperial/modernist forms in the Illustrated London News -- 'Quite ordinary men and women': John O'London's Weekly and the meaning of authorship -- Reactionary materialism: book collecting, connoisseurship and the reading life in J.C. Squire's London Mercury -- Harold Monro, poetry anthologies and the rhetoric of textual materiality -- Postscript: Against 'modernist studies' -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn981642875
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474413480
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1f5h91v
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)981642875

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